Prophetic medicine was used and advised by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to cure sickness. A list of prophetic medicines are given below:
Talbinah is a poular prophetic medicine adviced by prophet Muhammad. It's actually a broth made from barley (Sha`eer). The broth is called Talbinah because it is thin and white, similar to milk.
Barley (the essence of Talbinah) is a rugged cereal grain from the grass family, it can grow up to 1 ½ to 4 feet tall and flourishes in cool climates.
2. BLACK SEED
Nigella Sativa commonly known as the black seed or black cumin originates from the western Asia. It is also known as habbatul sawdah (blackseed) or habbatul barakaah (blessed seed) in the Arabic language. It is a most effective and popular prophetic medicine.
Black seed is an anti-oxidant thus helps cleanse the body of toxins. It contains immense benefits for the body and is used as a remedy to treat wide range of ailments such as skin disorder, allergies, illnesses, infections, conditions related to respiratory health, digestive system, kidney and liver function, circulatory and immune system as well as support and assist the general well being.
Honey is a sweet and sticky fluid produced by honey bees from the nectar of flowers and plants.
In the Qur’aan, Allah informs us about the honey of honey bees, that their honey varies in colour and that it is a healing for mankind. He the Most High said: “There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in yhis is indeed a sign for people who think. [16:69]
The olive tree is a plant that grows to about 10 meters with a grey twisted trunk.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that, “Eat the olive and anoint (yourselves) with it, for indeed it is from a blessed tree.” [Tirmidhi 1853, Ahmed 497/3].
All parts of the olive tree are used, its bark, its leaves, its fruit and its oil.
Senna is a shrub that grows to about 1 meter in height and is found in hot and humid climates.
The Prophet said “Upon you is the Senna and the Sanoot (cumin) for indeed in the two of them is a cure for every disease except Saam” He was asked “O Messenger of Allah, What is Saam?” He said “Death” [Ibn Maajah 3457; Shaykh Al-Albaani graded it saheeh]
The siwaak is the Arabic word for the twigs of the Salvadora Persica also known as Arak tree or Peelu tree, and is commonly referred to as miswak in the west.
In 1988 a comprehensive survey carried out on several thousand Saudi school children reported that the low incidence of periodontal disease recorded, was linked to the practice of using siwaak for oral hygiene. Among the factors being that Siwaak contains tannin which helps to strengthen the gums.
The truffle is a fleshy edible fungus that grows underground, on or near the roots of trees.
Truffles have been a delicacy since ancient times. It is used in soups and gravies amongst the Arabs as well as being boiled in milk or water. The desert Arabs used it as a meat substitute and recipes for them can also be found in the books of the Romans and Greeks.
According to Ibnu Qayyim its juice is used to strengthen eyesight or it can be used as a kohl in cases of bad eyesight or conjunctivitis.
The Henna plant is an evergreen shrub about 6m (20ft) high by 6m (20ft) wide. It has small cream fragrant flowers and grows in tropical grasslands mainly in Africa and Southern Asia, and originated in Egypt. The Henna leaves have no odour even when crushed between the fingers.
Umm Salma (May Allah be pleased with her) said: “Allah’s Messenger (Peace and Blessings of Allah Be upon Him), never suffered from a wound or a thorn without applying henna to it.” [Reported by Imam Trimidi (with a hasan isnaad) and Imam al Baihaqi in their sahih]
Vinegar is considered as one of the key remedies from Islamic Medicine and there are a number of Sahih Hadith which the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) has been reported as having praised it.
Jabir ibn 'Abdullah (may Allah pleased with him) reported that Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) asked his family for condiment. They (the members of his household) said, "We have nothing with us but vinegar." He asked for it, he began to eat it, and then said, "Vinegar is a good condiment, vinegar is a good condiment." [Sahih Muslim Book 23, Hadith 5093]
Ithmid is the powdered form of Antimony, a mineral which is also used as a metal for things such as welding, lead batteries and metal detectors. In its powder form it is used for eye make-up such as Kajal, Kohl pens and Surma.